Gallery: Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pi...

They had to find a way to avoid aligning too many of the pieces of wood at a single point.

Kengo Kuma and Associates‘s interior celebrates the warm grain of natural unfinished wood. Through careful positioning they constructed a woven mass of wooden segments that form a cave-like space. The team built the web-like cafe interior near Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the country’s principle shrines. The sacred spot dates all the way back to 919 A.D., and it receives about 2 million visitors a year.

+ Kengo Kuma and Associates

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